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Current Location:
GVSU -> IDC Collection Storage
Location Notes:
IDC

Metaphysical Wallpaper

Artwork
Identifier:
2011.58.1
Artist:
Mark Rumsey
Credit:
Gift of the Artist
Medium:
Paper, Wood, and Glass
Date:
2011
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 8 ft Width: 4 ft Depth: 4 ft
Description:
Large pink pyramid sculptural piece. There are peep-hole in the sides.
Historical Context:
"As more of our world is explored, patterns unfold such as the crystalline structure of clouds, or the precise repetition of a perfect spiral in a snail or fern sprout. Pattern denotes a plan and is often used as evidence of the divine. Yet the divine is often alluded to in human term with ideal human attributes - we humans have developed a process of theogony, or god building, based upon our observations and our desires. Metaphysical Wallpaper plays with these ideas by presenting patterns composed of "eye of god" images. Three of these images represent three ways of perceiving. The eye in the pyramid depicts the divine looking out form on high - the observer. The scientific cross section gathering information - the observed. The final eye is the 'third eye' looking inward to discover oneself and ultimately the oneness of it all. Within the panel, peep-holes have been set. By peering into them, the viewer will discover images that represent the divine in diverse cultures, religions, and traditions." -Mark Rumsey

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